Stephen Fry laments closure of Norwich’s Colman Mustard factory | Jobs

PUBLISHED: 23:40 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 23:40 04 January 2018

Stephen Fry. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Stephen Fry. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Actor and presenter Stephen Fry has stated the choice to shut the Colman’s Mustard factory in Norwich marks a ‘sad day’.

It was announced today that Unilever will close the Colman’s Mustard factory in Norwich in 2019, with production moving to Burton-upon-Trent and Germany.

Unilever, which owns the power, stated all 113 jobs on the Carrow Works website shall be affected and 45 folks might be made redundant.

While half of the manufacturing will transfer out of the county, the packing of mustard powder and the milling of the seed will stay within the Norwich space.

But Fry, who lived in Norfolk when he was youthful and went to Norwich City College, tweeted: “Norwich without #Colmans? Take the Tower from London, the RSC from Stratford and the potteries from Stoke, but leave our mustard in the Fine City. A sad day. A sad day.”

Unilever’s announcement follows the announcement by Britvic, which shares the location close to Trowse, that its factory can be closing, with the loss of round 240 jobs.

That plant, which produces Robinsons and Fruit Shoot, is because of shut subsequent yr, with manufacturing switching to Rugby, east London and Leeds.

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